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Robin Koerner
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Robin Koerner is a political and economic commentator for the Huffington Post, Ben Swann, the Daily Paul, and other sites. He is best known for coining the term “Blue Republican” to refer to liberals and independents who joined the GOP to support Ron Paul’s bid for the presidency. His article launched a movement, which now focuses on winning supporters for liberty, rather than arguments, focusing on finding common ground with those of various political persuasions, and especially people on the left.

In that spirit, Robin trains activists and candidates to become good salespersons for liberty.

Robin, a British permanent resident of the USA, also founded WatchingAmerica.com, an organization of over 300 volunteers that translates and posts in English views about the USA from all over the world.

Entries by Robin Koerner

Britain's Choice: Suicide or Freedom, and Nothing In Between

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 1:56 PM

For 1000 years, British men, women and even children, have fought and died to move power from elites to people, to increase their liberty, and to ensure that those to whom they delegate political power can be booted out when they do something wrong or stupid. It started in 1014,...

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Donald Trump Is Right on the Money (Literally)

(6) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 1:58 PM

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It pains me to say it, but today Donald Trump was right.

Anyone who follows my work knows me as a fervent member of the liberty movement. I have come out against Donald Trump in my writing and my radio...

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The GOP Goes Full Authoritarian: Now the Real Libertarian Moment Can Begin

(4) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 1:39 PM

The hardest part of getting people to adopt a new paradigm concerning anything of any import and complexity is getting them to unlearn their old one. A paradigm comprises all the assumptions and concepts that we subconsciously (or unconsciously) use to perceive the world, and they are not...

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Liberalism, Liberty, Life and Love

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 3:41 PM

The first interview I ever did on my radio show with Jeffrey Tucker was so compelling and, for want of a better word, important, that he and I immediately decided we would have to do a second, to expand on the themes discussed. I couldn't have expected that the...

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"Live and Let Live" Has Two Parts

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 5:33 PM

Here we are again, watching a tragedy in Paris.

Again, innocent citizens of a broadly liberal, secular West, die at the hands of those who self-identify as Islamic purists, but are rejected by most of the rest of their faith.

Meanwhile, innocent citizens of other parts of the world...

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Threatening Libertarianism

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 3:06 PM

As the host of my own radio show, I have the privilege of discussing important matters with some of the most wonderful minds -- and people -- in the country.

One of my favorite interviews -- and certainly one of the most important for the future of...

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As Sanders and Trump Push the Right Buttons, the Liberty Movement Must Wake Up

(5) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 2:52 PM

Four years ago, Ron Paul filled stadiums with tens of thousands people. His natural heir to those numbers -- and in fact, his natural heir -- is Rand Paul.

But in this presidential cycle, the huge excited audiences that are filling stadiums for an insurgent, anti-establishment presidential candidate are mostly...

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What Do You Love? Politics Is Spirituality Demonstrated

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 1:42 AM

I have had the honor of speaking to many extraordinary guests on my radio show.

Perhaps none has touched as many lives as Neale Donald Walsch.

My work as a political commentator draws significantly on his, and in many respects, I trace my belief...

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William Binney: NSA Claim Not to Be Mining Content Is an "Outright Lie"

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 3:58 PM

In a very powerful exclusive interview, I recently had the privilege of speaking to an American hero, William Binney, NSA whistleblower.

We discussed how NSA mass data collection makes us LESS safe; how the intentions behind it are not misguided but positively nefarious; how the lies that have been told...

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150 Years After the Civil War, How That Flag Comes Down

(3) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 3:10 PM

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Another racist tragedy reminds us that 150 years after the end of the civil war, America still has a minority that it has failed to integrate, with fatal consequences.

Although some of the members of this minority are unusually educated and privileged outliers,...

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800 Years on, the Magna Carta for Our Time

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 10:35 PM

June 15th 2015 marks exactly 800 years since the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John, in an English meadow called Runnymede.

The Magna Carta is widely regarded as the document that marked the beginning of the Anglo tradition of constitutional liberty that would eventually lead...

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All Mainstream Media Must Publish the Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 2:33 PM

To all those media outlets who have convinced themselves that they don't need to publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Mohammed in reporting the recent events in Paris: you are profoundly wrong.

Your raison d'etre is to present news. The Hebdo cartoons are a natural part of the story...

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Nous Sommes Charlie: Offence Is Never Given - Only Taken.

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 8:52 PM

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are like all other rights: to keep them you have to exercise them -- and sometimes that takes courage and involves risk. We should be profoundly grateful to those who help keep that right for us by exercising it.

And today,...

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Two Robins Wish You a Very Happy Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2014 | 8:13 AM

I arrived in England yesterday from my home in the States and the jet-lag had the better of me this Christmas morning by 4.45 am.

Dad, whom I have traveled across the Atlantic to spend Christmas with, is still in bed as I write this, and I am sitting...

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A Primer on Compromise for Libertarians

(5) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 6:07 AM

"If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand." - Mark 3:25
"Politics at its purest is philosophy in action" - Margaret Thatcher
"Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle." - Thomas Jefferson


Whereas to many outside...

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Liberty Is the Politics of Love

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 12:58 PM

You know you love someone when you want for them what they want for themselves.

The three little words that really convey this sentiment are not, "I love you," which can mean all kinds of things to all kinds of people; rather they are, "As you wish."

Love is kind,...

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13 Years On, Our Choice Is Between America and Fear

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 8:49 AM

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The politics of our nation since 9/11 have been the politics of fear.

Because of fear that one of us is a terrorist, we've allowed our intelligence services to listen into our private conversations; because of fear of...

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No Sex Please: We're Californian

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:56 PM

Rape may represent the greatest possible violation against a human being except, perhaps, for murder.

Any decent person sympathizes with the intent of those who would seek to prevent it by any reasonable means. Moreover, there are plenty of statistics regarding the prevalence of rape in our society - mostly,...

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What Women Want

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 2:12 PM

I don't know anyone of any political stripe in the United States who doesn't believe that for exactly the same job, a woman should be paid the same as a man, or that a woman should have the same standing as a man in law; that she should have the...

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British-American Translation

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language."

Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate. (The word, "Everyone" in the preceding paragraph is a...

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